04 Mar 2015

For The Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head To Dallas

New York has the nation’s tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city

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04 Mar 2015

Seville’s Cycling Transformation

Spain remains far from a paradise for bikes – yet cycling has increased 11-fold in

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04 Mar 2015

Should The World Plan For Fewer (Not More) People?

Current UN projections show that there will be 11 billion people living on Earth by

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04 Mar 2015

How Can We Make Cities Quieter?

Noise is bad for our health. It is also endemic to city life. Designers to

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03 Mar 2015

A Polluted Canal In Berlin Could Transform Into The World’s Largest Swimming Pool

Germans could soon recapture an idyllic part of old city life: Being able to jump

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03 Mar 2015

Vancouver, Ottawa Among Top 5 Quality-Of-Life Cities In North America

Canadian cities dominate North America’s top-five list for quality of life in a closely watched

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03 Mar 2015

Regenerative Urban Development As A Prerequisite For The Future Of Cities

A new urban agenda is needed to recognise the value of natural capital and to

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03 Mar 2015

Melbourne, A City Perfect For Dating

Melbourne has just been voted the second best city in the world for dating. No

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03 Mar 2015

A Bird’s-Eye View Of Melbourne’s Transformation From 1945 To 2015

Just how much do you think Melbourne has transformed in the past 70 years? Now

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02 Mar 2015

Photos: I Heart Quebec City

Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. It’s name comes from

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02 Mar 2015

Talk Of The Town : Society Is Abuzz

What do the social networks look like in your city or country? Dave Troy (TED

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02 Mar 2015

Netherlands’s Glow-In-The-Dark Highways

After months of pilot testing, a glow-in-the-dark smart highway in the Netherlands has finally gone

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02 Mar 2015

Stockholm’s Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes

When it’s built, the newest parking garage in Stockholm won’t hold any cars at all.

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02 Mar 2015

The Smartest Cities Rely On Citizen Cunning And Unglamorous Technology

Ignore the futuristic visions of governments and developers, it’s humble urban communities who lead the

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28 Feb 2015

Beautiful Markets In Different Cities

Before the industrial age, people shopped for food in their local areas – often in

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28 Feb 2015

Smart Or Stupid: Will Our Cities Of The Future Be Easier To Hack?

As more and more machines are entrusted with managing city infrastructure systems, the prospect of

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28 Feb 2015

Las Vegas’ Pedestrian-Friendly Shopping Mall

The LINQ, a new outdoor shopping district in Vegas, is betting on the profitability of

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28 Feb 2015

Germany’s Designer City

On the brick wall of a building beside the River Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, a

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28 Feb 2015

Science For Designers: Scaling And Fractals

With apologies to real estate agents, we’d like to say that the three most important

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27 Feb 2015

Can Melbourne Lower Its Temperature By 7 Degrees?

The Australian city is using trees and water to fight the urban heat island effect.

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27 Feb 2015

Los Angeles Renaissance And The Rise Of Street Vending

L.A. is the only one of America’s 10 largest cities where street vending is illegal.

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27 Feb 2015

Radical Old, Futuristic New: 9 Visions For Chicago

Chicagoisms, at the art institute, explores the city’s progressive urban design and enlists architects’ riffs

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27 Feb 2015

Portland’s Hyrdropower: Energy From Drinking Water

Turn on the tap and you’re getting water and energy for the price of one.

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26 Feb 2015

MIT Is Drawing 10,000 Maps To Save The World

The social computing group wants to initiate social change via data visualisation at the rate

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26 Feb 2015

Innovation In Energy Will Drive Sustainable Cities

Urbanisation makes cities a main focus for environmental policy. Digital technology and innovation will enable

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26 Feb 2015

The Greening Of Hamburg’s Autobahns

Hamburg’s plan to hide its highway underground and cover it with green space will reconnect

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26 Feb 2015

Chicago, The Last Great Capital Of Cartography

As America grew in the late 19th century, so did mapmaking—and Chicago was at the

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26 Feb 2015

The Unlikely Ascent Of Palestine’s Green Architects

One of the first thoughts Danna Masad had about the importance of architecture occurred to

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25 Feb 2015

Every City Should Have Something Like San Francisco’s Mass Transit Access Map

It lets you see exactly how much of the city you can reach in a

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25 Feb 2015

NYC, San Francisco On Different Paths To Pedestrian Safety

New York’s Vision Zero campaign turns one this month. In the year since Mayor Bill

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25 Feb 2015

4 Reasons You Should Move To Vienna

Urbanists obsess over the Austrian capital city and for good reason: It’s beautiful, has affordable

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25 Feb 2015

Hidden City : Dublin

Dublin is a city of stories and secrets but for the author and historian exploring

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25 Feb 2015

Taxi Stockholm’s Unusual City Guide

Swedish cab firm Taxi Stockholm has launched Taxi Trails, a new website for tourists that

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25 Feb 2015

The Floating Gardens Of Uppsala

The Swedish city debuted its buoyant pocket park as a way to promote urban farming.

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25 Feb 2015

How Copenhagen Is Using LEDs To Create A Smarter City

The Danish capital is using a network of LEDs to do everything from direct cyclists

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25 Feb 2015

Copenhagen’s Cycling Innovation

From ‘green wave’ traffic lights and majestic harbour bike bridges to digital countdowns and foot

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25 Feb 2015

A Power Ranking Of California’s Start-Up Cities

Two MIT social scientists have developed a better way of mapping entrepreneurial quality. It seems

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25 Feb 2015

How Vancouver Became One Of North America’s Most Family-Friendly Cities

It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s. If you’re a

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24 Feb 2015

Ancient City Ruins Warn Us About Our Urban Future

The ruins of Tikal are surrounded by a national park — 57,600 hectares of rainforest

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24 Feb 2015

How To Build A Fairer City

Four leading academics propose the ‘grounded city’ – where sustainable transport, accessible broadband and modest

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24 Feb 2015

The Fading Distinction Between City And Suburb

As high-income people return to cities and urban neighbourhoods, they bring much of their suburban

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24 Feb 2015

Paris’s P’tit Vélib’

Vélib’, the world’s third largest bike share service, has expanded into uncharted territory last 2014: the

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24 Feb 2015

Science For Designers: The Meaning Of Complexity

Today’s designers seem to love using new ideas coming from science. They embrace them as

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23 Feb 2015

What’s The World’s Coldest City?

Yellowknife in Canada, where windchill regularly takes the temperature below -30C? Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, where

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23 Feb 2015

What Goes Up Does Not Come Down

We all know what architecture critic Banksy thinks about 1 World Trade Center. He infamously

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23 Feb 2015

What Washington, D.C., Would Look Like With Skyscrapers

Washington, D.C., has a height problem. For almost its entire history, builders in the nation’s

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23 Feb 2015

Rethinking High-Rise Living In New York City

Behind every great apartment building is a structural system, and in cities, it’s usually steel

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23 Feb 2015

Biometric Data And Smart Cities

Using information to track individuals’ behaviour and interactions in cities could be used to redesign

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21 Feb 2015

Subterranean London, Adventures Beneath

Exploring the forbidden subterranean world of ghost Tube stations, Victorian sewers and disused shelters has

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21 Feb 2015

The Rise Of The Sensor-Based Smart City

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest city, is about to be flooded. Not by storms,

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